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Children of Smoke

Our first gulp consisted of tainted air,

Our first summers were called global warming,

We are the offspring of this filthy earth,

We were born into corruption, 268 more words


Hammersmith (seven)

He was lying as though asleep, his trousers rolled, knees bent, his bare feet under water.

“Ah!” Ruby said. “Is it cold?”

She thought she hadn’t meant to say this aloud. 866 more words


just a thing people use

by j. zachary

Ours is a time of incredible technological advancement, the speed of which brings us to the point of redundancy almost instantaneously. This is most evident in mainstream consumer tech: phones no longer have headphone jacks; buttons are universally obsolete, even on the least sophisticated appliances like microwaves and washing machines; the list goes on. 899 more words


You Are Not Alone

It helps to tell our stories.  It also helps to hear others tell theirs.  Especially when we struggle with painful memories, we can feel alone, isolated in our pain.   174 more words

Healing Process

Surgeon to the Bowfin

“I am a respectable woman. Inspector, I still feel

myself at sixes and sevens. I believe I took the greater

shock today.”

“Now, ma’am. I hope you’ve thought of it— 257 more words


Father Reunited With Son After 54 Years of Searching

(Omaha, Nebraska: 4/20/2017 ) – In 1963, Bruce Brooks, a father of two boys became estranged from his sons, and lost all contact after ending a relationship with their mother.  104 more words

Parental Alienation/DV By Proxy

Loser. Oops, loner.

Teddy Wayne, you sure do know how to master creepy. Is Loner a gothic, this novel about a lonely Harvard boy from New Jersey who becomes obsessed with an immeasurably more sophisticated fellow student? 147 more words